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Mega Millions plus Powerball equals half a billion in jackpots

September 23, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 10:03 AM
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North Carolinians can play this weekend for two jackpots in the Mega Millions and Powerball games that together top more than half a billion dollars.

Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot stands at a $301 million annuity that is worth $160.3 million in cash. The Powerball jackpot stands at a $270 million annuity that is worth $145.5 million in cash for Saturday’s drawing.

Each drawing produces lots of prizes even when no one takes home the jackpot. In North Carolina, Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing had nearly 17,000 winning tickets and Powerball’s Wednesday drawing produced over 16,000 winning tickets.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million. The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302 million.

Players can buy Powerball or Mega Millions tickets at any lottery retail location or through Online Play on the lottery’s website, www.nclottery.com.


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9/26/2022 01:37 - Nathaniel D.

Boya Big win

9/24/2022 02:59 - Gina C.

I WANT TO KNOW WHY I CAN'T FIND GAME #819 ANYWHERE??????? TOU GUYS KNOW THAT IS PART OF A GROUP OF TICKETS, THAT WHEN YOU ENTER ALL 5 , IT GIVES YOU THAT "bonus" 100 ENTRIES!!!!! I THINK THERE IS 2 MORE DRAWINGS LEFT , and THIS TICKET IS ALREADY OBVIOSLY UNAVAILABLE. OR IS THIS JUST A SCAM????NC Lottery
Hey there, Gina! We're so sorry for the inconvenience and that you're having a hard time finding 5X The Cash scratch-offs. We recommend checking with other retailers or you can always request that a retailer order a specific ticket for you if that's something you're interested in!

9/24/2022 02:07 - Joseph T.

A true blessing

9/23/2022 11:19 - MICHAEL B.

What a wonderful blessing to win.

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